#$*&^! = Grawlix

>> A word for that: Grawlix

Until its OED entry is solemnized, we’ll have to settle for this definition on Wiktionary: “grawlixn. A string of typographical symbols used (especially in comic strips) to represent an obscenity or swear word.” I don’t think I’ll ever look at a character set quite the same way again.

%^&*@ing glorious!

Read the whole thing at Hoefler & Frere-Jones (via @GrammarMonkeys and @mental_floss)


2 thoughts on “#$*&^! = Grawlix”

  1. Im glad to know I’m not the only one to appreciate the magic of the world. I only hope that the children I teach are inspired to appreciate it too.

    1. And with that attitude from you, I’m sure they will be 🙂 Every one of my teachers left such an indelible mark on me that will last my entire life, so just think — if even one of your students (just one!) learns that attitude from you, what a difference you’ve made in the world. (Bravo, Miss. xx)

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